Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
May 25 - June 10, 2017

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Jury member
MARI KODAMA

MARI KODAMA


Japan

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Pianist Mari Kodama has established an international reputation for her profound musicality and articulate virtuosity in performances of a broad repertoire across Europe, North America, and Japan. She has appeared with the Berlin, London and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, the NHK Symphony, and Vienna Symphony orchestras and at the Aspen, Montpellier, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia and Verbier festivals.
Along with solo and concerto appearances, Ms. Kodama performs in duo concerts both with her daughter Karin Kei Nagano, and her sister, Momo Kodama. She marked a significant stage in her recording career in the fall of 2014 with the release of the complete Beethoven Sonatas box set on the Pentatone label, the culmination of a decade’s work. Her discography also features Carl Loewe’s Second Piano Concerto with the Russian National Orchestra (PentaTone); and Beethoven’s Piano Concerti Nos. 1-5 and the Triple Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Kent Nagano.
In addition to her performance activities, Ms. Kodama is the Artistic and Musical Director for the Musical Days in Forest Hill festival and curates a series for young musicians at the Bad Kissengen Festival.

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